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The Investment Stewardship Series: A Conversation with Catherine Winner, Global Head of Stewardship at Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Wednesday, February 16
6 – 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening panel discussion with Catherine Winner, global head of stewardship at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Dianne McKeever, chief investment officer and co-founder of Ides Capital Management LP.

Agenda
6 p.m.: Welcome Remarks: Donna Rapaccioli, dean, Gabelli School of Business

6:05 p.m.: Discussion: Catherine Winner and Dianne McKeever

6:45 p.m.: Audience Q&A

7 p.m.: Closing Remarks: Donna Rapaccioli

About the Speakers
Catherine Winner leads the Global Stewardship Team for Goldman Sachs Asset Management. In this role, she manages the firm’s global proxy voting policy, which informs nearly 10,000 annual votes across 71 different markets. She also oversees approximately 400 annual company engagement meetings, covering such key topics as diversity and inclusion and disclosure of material ESG data. Through these programs, Winner promotes the adoption of best practices in corporate governance and amplifies Goldman Sachs’ commitment to accelerating the climate transition and driving inclusive growth. Winner is a One Million Black Women Ambassador, helping to drive the strategic direction of the initiative. She further contributes to industry stewardship by serving on the Investor Advisory Group for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, as well as chairing the Corporate Governance Advisory Council within the Council of Institutional Investors. Winner joined Goldman Sachs in 2018 as a vice president and was named managing director in 2021.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Winner was a vice president in corporate governance at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where she was a member of its Proxy Review Committee, ESG Working Group, and Morgan Stanley’s Women in Business Alliance. She started her career at Lord Abbett, where she built and grew the corporate governance team. Winner earned an M.B.A. from the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business in 2009 and a B.A. from Colgate University in 2002.

Dianne K. McKeever is chief investment officer, managing member, and co-founder of Ides Capital Management LP, a New York-based activist investment adviser that engages with management teams and corporate boards to improve ESG policies and practices and to implement operational, capital, and strategic improvements that drive long-term, sustainable value for the benefit of all stakeholders. Prior to Ides, McKeever was a partner at Park Row Capital. McKeever began her career at Barington Capital Group, a New York-based small-cap activist fund, in 2001 as a partner. She has served as a public company director of LQ Corporation Inc. and Sielox Inc., where she chaired the nominating and governance committee and serves as a member of the Council of Institutional Investors’ Corporate Governance Advisory Council.

McKeever holds a J.D. from Fordham Law, a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in chemistry from New York University. McKeever serves on the Women’s Board of City Year New York and is a founding board member of Pyroclastic Arts Inc. She was recently named to Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Marie Claire’s New Guard, Crain’s New York Business’s 40 Under 40, and American Swiss Foundation’s 2018 Young Leaders, and she received the 2018 Stevens Distinguished Alumni Award in business and finance.

This event is co-sponsored with the CFA Society New York, the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and the Museum of American Finance.

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This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.